Protect Your Home From Extreme Temperatures With an Automated Thermostat

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A quick drop or jump in temperature can be dangerous to your home and its inhabitants, and extreme temperatures contribute to property damage. A sudden cold spell causes pipes to freeze and potentially burst, which is an expensive and destructive hazard. Likewise, an unexpected heat wave is dangerous to pets left inside your home while you are at work or away on vacation. Use a home automation system that includes an automated thermostat to protect your home from extreme temperatures and keep your loved ones and belongings safe.

How Automated Thermostats Work

Automated thermostats protect your home from extreme temperatures by constantly monitoring both the indoor and outdoor temperatures. When temperatures change quickly, the automated thermostat adjusts as well, making your home colder or warmer as necessary. If there are people or pets at home, the automated thermostat adjusts the temperature to a comfortable level. If the home is empty, the thermostat saves energy by only adjusting to the temperature necessary to prevent structural damage to the home.

Emergency Preparedness

If you do not consider temperature changes an emergency, it is important to understand the true hazards of dramatic shifts in temperature. When homes get too cold, pipes freeze and burst, and windows crack. This type of damage begins when the outdoor temperature drops below freezing. Similarly, heat becomes a health hazard when the temperature reaches above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. When homes get too hot, inhabitants, especially pets, can develop heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion. These dangers make owning an automated thermostat an important part of emergency preparedness.

Benefits for Vacationers and Snowbirds

Automated thermostats monitor and adjust your home’s temperature even when you are away. This is a great benefit for vacationers as well as "snowbirds" who leave their home every winter for warmer temperatures. With an automated thermostat, you continue to receive notifications if there are dramatic shifts in temperature, but you also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your thermostat has taken care of the extreme temperatures for you.

Additional Features

Automated thermostats record jumps in heat, so they also double as fire alarms, which provides an extra level of protection for you and your loved ones. Automated thermostats also alert you to extreme temperature changes caused by internal sources. If your furnace goes off, for example, your thermostat notes the change in temperature and sends you an alarm. You can also program your automated thermostat to catch changes in temperature before they start. When you set your automated thermostat to track weather reports, the thermostat is able to adjust temperatures before the cold front or heat wave moves in.

Installing an automated thermostat is a great way to protect your home. Extreme temperatures are more dangerous than many realize, and having an automated thermostat is one more way to keep yourself, your loved ones and your home safe no matter what the weather brings.